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Pictures of the Week: April 25-May 1, 2016

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David Fisher, 11, planted his feet, gave a mighty swing, and crushed the water-filled balloon thrown in a friendly game of balloon baseball at Crosby Gardens in Toledo on May 12, 1982.

THE BLADE/LEE MERKLE
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The new bicentennial display is unveiled during the City of Perrysburg 200 Year Grand Celebration Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the city's municipal building complex in downtown Perrysburg. Founded in 1816, the celebration was part of ongoing, year-long festivities to commemorate the city.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Walter Szczesny's 2007 Jeep. He is a member of Glass City Crawlers, " family oriented club for off-road enthusiasts". Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Bruce Baumhower, president of United Auto Workers Local 12, Lucas County Commissioners, Jeep retirees and aficionados hold a press conference to announce the Toledo Jeep Fest, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the vehicle and the people and the city that makes it, on April 25, 2016. The announcement is made at the site of the now-demolished Willys-Overland Parkway plant in Toledo.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Lorenzo Morales and Emilia Silguero, owners of Taqeria La Autentica Michoacana restaurant, Friday April 29, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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A butterfly on opening day of the Butterfly House in Whitehouse on May 1, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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A butterfly on a flower on opening day of the Butterfly House in Whitehouse on May 1, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Halley Czerwinski, 4, of Sylvania, looks at a butterfly on a flower on opening day of the Butterfly House in Whitehouse on May 1, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Gabreal Simmons, 8, from Gesu School makes a move during the 13th Annual Toledo Public Schools Elementary Chess Tournament at Beverly Elementary School on April 30, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Louie, the African elephant, carries off a birthday treat as the Toledo Zoo helps him celebrate his thirteenth birthday, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Louie had fun and colorful enrichment items hand-crafted by ZOOTeens and animal care staff in the morning, and later a tasty birthday treat that the Zoo’s catering department made just for him, full of his favorite fruits and vegetables. Members of the Toledo Opera also sang “Happy Birthday” to Louie at 10:30 a.m., as a warm-up for their Opera on Wheels production of “The Barber of Seville” at 11 a.m. in the Zoo’s Indoor Theatre.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Horse behind a home on Mozart Street, Friday, April 29, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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On his first run of 12 feet, Liam stays on the vinyl floor, going to Ethan Bonds, left, and Adrian McPherson, both fourth graders. Also calling Liam to the finish line are, from left, standing: Johnna Ruiz, Cadence Perry, both fourth graders; para-professional Pat Collins, and second grader Jennisa Bonds. [Ethan and Jennisa Bonds are siblings.] Old Orchard Elementary School teacher Jean Keating uses Liam, an eight-week-old puppy, to supplement her students in learning the scientific method, math, the function of the spinal cord, etc. in the Toledo, Ohio school on April 27, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Second grader Jennisa Bonds, left, and fourth grader Johnna Ruiz with Liam. On the board are measurements made of Liam by first and second graders. On the paper are more accurate measurements made by seventh graders.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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John Page, left, Program Manager United Toledo YouthBuild / WSOS, shakes hands with job seeker Shron Strozier, 18, right, during Toledo's annual youth job fair for 16-to-24-year-olds at the SeaGate Centre on April 30, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Wakil, an orangutan baby born to his mother July 2015 at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Lucas, an African elephant, sun bathes with his mother at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Crab apple trees are in bloom along Jackson Street Tuesday, April 26, 2106, in downtown Toledo.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Fans of Owens' Haley Kreger (6) cheer her on during the Friday, April 29, 2016, in the softball matchup against Lakeland at Owens Community College in Perrysburg. The Express won the first game of their last ever home double-header, 4-0. The community college is cutting its softball program because of dropping funding.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Selby Thames, 83, grows a variety of vegetables in several large beds: "You name it, I plant it". In 1940, he plowed some of this area for an uncle and, as he says, "I'm still farming". Last year wasn't a good year for him, with rain drowning seeds: "plant again, and the same thing happened". He has planted snow peas, and is ready to do the work to get the garden growing. "i'll have it up if it's God's will. I'll have it up". Selby Thames, of Toledo, after tilling his gardens on York Street in east Toledo on April 25, 2016.

Jetta Fraser

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DeVeaux Elementary School kids surround and pet Winnie, a White German Shepherd that was visiting the park, while the first graders were on a field trip to Wildwood Preserve Metropark on April 25, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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An employee with Bonsai Design out of Grand Junction, CO, calibrates one of the zip lines at The Toledo Zoo on April 25, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Models take the runway during the Lexus Model Search & Fashion Show Saturday April 23, 2016, at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. The show features exciting new fashions from a variety of boutiques including Sophia Lustig Shops, Vivian Kate, Elegant Rags, The Limited, Meig, White House Black Market, President Tuxedo and Ticknors. New York City designer Michelle Cole also presents her latest swimwear fashions.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Models take the runway during the Lexus Model Search & Fashion Show Saturday April 23, 2016, at the Seagate Centre.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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May Coppler sings during the Phashion of the Opera fashion runway show and luncheon at the Toledo Club, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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A model walks the runway during the Phashion of the Opera fashion runway show.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Charlotte coach Tim Esmay throws a foul ball to the fans during game against Toledo at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

Blade/Lori King

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Toledoan Jordan Arnal shows off Steven Moya's home run ball he chased down during game against Charlotte at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Toledo catcher Miguel Gonzalez is injured from a foul ball during game against Charlotte at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

Blade/Lori King

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Ted Baer sells a light-up to Max Buschmann, 10, outside of Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio during the Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.

The Blade/Lori King
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Mudonna signs an autograph of herself for young fan Teagan Fox, 4, of Toledo, during Toledo baseball game against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Toledo reliever Bobby Parnell after Gwinnett ties the game in the top of the ninth in downtown Toledo on April 28, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Micayla Waters, 8, and her mom, Marissa Waters, during the game. The Toledo Mud Hens host the Gwinnett Braves at home in Toledo, Ohio on April 28, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Toledo catcher Humberto Quintero tags out Gwinnett Reid Brignac in the seventh inning.

Blade/Jetta Fraser

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Mitchell Kubicki of Whitmer wins the 300 meter hurdles during the Knight Relays Friday April 29, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Lake High School softball player Emilee Kunkelman (5) comes up short on a hit by Eastwood High School during their game at Lake High School, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Eastwood High School player Mackenzie Albright (11) celebrates her home run as she heads for home plate against Lake High School.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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St. John's Jesuit's Keyaunte Jones fields the ball at third base.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Toledo Walleye forward A.J. Jenks (27) reacts to losing to the Reading Royals 4-1 during game 7 of the ECHL quarterfinal playoff series Tuesday April 26, 2016, at the Huntington Center in Toledo , Ohio.

BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH

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